Nike Basketball Blake Ahearn Camp at De Smet Jesuit High School

Nike Basketball Blake Ahearn Camp at De Smet Jesuit High School
Nike Basketball Blake Ahearn Camp at De Smet Jesuit High School

Former NBA point guard Blake Ahearn returns to a brand new St. Louis Nike Basketball Camp location! Previously held at the Whitfield School, camp will now take place at De Smet Jesuit High School. Focus on shooting techniques, NBA style development drills, free throw form and more!

The Complete Skills Camp helps players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position.

Highlights Include

  • Train with one of the world's best pure shooters, Blake Ahearn
  • Heavy emphasis on shooting technique including the art of shooting a free throw
  • Official NIKE Camp T-shirt, Nike Workbook and other prizes!
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Blake Ahearn
Camp Director

Blake Ahearn

Blake Ahearn enter his first year coaching at his alma mater, DeSmet Jesuit High School. Ahearn is one of the best pure shooters in the world. As a graduate of Missouri State and 3-time NCAA Free Throw shooting champion (finishing his college career at 94.6%), Blake played for the Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs and for Team USA in the 2011 Pan-Am Games. ...

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Blake's passion for the game, intimate knowledge of the point guard position and exposure to the highest level of basketball on a global stage make him a tremendous resource for all kids who enjoy the game and want to get better this summer. 

During the 2011-12 NBADL season, Blake became the all-time leading scorer in the history of the NBA Development League. Also, he set a free-throw record my making 110 consecutive free throws!

As a college basketball player at Missouri State from 2003-2007, Blake had a tremendous career. In becoming the school's all-time 3 point shooter, making 276 in his career, Blake made a name for himself as one of the nation's best shooters. He was selected to the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Freshman of the Year in 2004 and was a two-time all-MVC first teamer (2006 and 2007). Along the way, Blake captured the NCAA single season free throw percentage record with a mark of 97.5%, which included 2 seperate streaks of 60 consecutive free throws.

As a professional, Blake has experienced success on every level. Playing for the Miami Heat in the 2007-08 season, Blake scored a team high 15 points against the Detroit Pistons. In this same season, he was named the NBADL Rookie of the Year.  The following season Blake played for the San Antonio Spurs and won the NBADL 3-point shooting contest. Internationally, Blake experienced tremendous success playing in the ACB for Estudiantes in Madrid, Spain. 

Blake has spent the 2011-12 season between the NBADL with the Reno Bighorns and the NBA, going to training camp with the Los Angeles Clippers. 

Camp Details

2017 COMPLETE SKILLS CAMP: July 17th-21st

Check-in: Monday at 8:30AM
Closing Ceremony: Friday at 11:30AM
Camp Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
Camp Hours: MON-THURS 9AM-3PM FRI 9AM-12PM

More Important Camp Details

Camper Evaluation

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. Parents are invited to attend the closing ceremony! Departure immediately following.


Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 


We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.

Group Discounts

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $20 discount. If 10 or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $40 discount. Teams can register online or via mail/fax.

  • To register your team online: Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
  • To register your team via mail/fax: Click "Get Brochure" above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing.

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


De Smet Jesuit's athletic program has had a proud tradition of excellence since the first Spartan teams took the field in 1967. Since that time, De Smet Jesuit has amassed 52 state championships in MSHSAA and club competition. 15 of the 19 sports offered at De Smet Jesuit have won at least one state championship.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Camp meeting, discuss agenda for the day
  • 9:15 AM Offensive/defensive skill stations
  • 10:30 AM Lecture/technique demonstrations
  • 11:00 AM Games/contests/shooting
  • 12:00 PM Lunch/games
  • 1:00 PM Offensive sets discussion
  • 1:15 PM Team practice
  • 1:45 PM Offensive/defensive skill stations
  • 2:20 PM Games
  • 2:50 PM Closing words
  • 3:00 PM Departure

Camper Reviews

Marcy A.Parent

  • 5/5.
A must have for our summer plans!

July 27, 2016: A must have for our summer plans! This is our 3rd year attending a Blake Ahearn camp and we were not disappointed. I had two children attend the camp and they both said that interacting with Blake and the counselors is their favorite part. They love their energy and feel they genuinely want to make all of the campers better players. They also enjoy the guest speakers and the 3v3 and 5v competitions. It is a great camp and I feel blessed to have it as an option for my children.

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Ray A.Camper

  • 5/5.
This camp is one of my favorites

I go to many basketball camps over the summer.  This camp is one of my favorites.  Blake and his coaches make this camp a lot of fun.  You get to compete in a lot of games and individual competitions.  As a shooter, I also really respect Blake Ahern and know I can learn a lot from him.  This camp is excellent from a learning experience and a lot of fun!

Nancy K.Parent

  • 5/5.
Blake really knows all the kids by name

Blake, Ricky, and all the counselors! My boys loved all the competitions, the games, and Blake really knows all the kids by name! He was especially nice to my daughter who was unable to attend this year because she is suffering stroke like symptoms.

  • 5/5.
It is a lot of fun meeting new friends, competing and working to get better.

Blake Ahern is a role model for me and I really enjoy this camp. It is a lot of fun meeting new friends, competing and working to get better. Blake brings a lot to the camp and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get better at basketball.

Shante S. Parent

  • 4/5.
He came to life at 12 at this CAMP!!!!

My son actually smiled and I cried watching him play ball. He came to life at 12 at this CAMP!!!! 

Heather H.Parent

  • 5/5.
My kids loved it!

My kids loved it! They loved everything about it. Blake & all of the staff was amazing! I was sooooooo impressed(: 

Jeffery M.Camper

  • 4/5.
Most funnest

One of the 'most funnest' camps ever!

Luke K.Parent

  • 5/5.
Blake and Ricky are the best!

My 12 and 10 year old sons really enjoyed all the competitions, winning basketballs, being on several teams, etc. The counselors are wonderful! Blake and Ricky are the best! They know the campers by name! This was our third year, and we will be back again next year!


  • 4/5.
My son became more confident.

My son had a wonderful time. He became more confident in his ball handling and learned a lot of defensive skills. I highly recommend this camp.

Ray A.Camper

  • 5/5.
Blake is a huge role model for me

I love competing hard, meeting new players and interacting with the camp counselors. Being around Blake is a highlight for me. We play the same position and Blake is a huge role model for me.

  • 4/5.
One of his favorites of the summer!

Blake was great and my son loved this camp. One of his favorites of the summer!

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Complete Skills
Age Group: 8 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
DAY 9AM-3PM $245.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.